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Easy Cheese Pizza

This easy cheese pizza has a thin crust and is a family favourite when a pizza craving strikes and we don't want to wait for delivery! The homemade dough comes together quickly and the toppings can be prepped while the dough is resting. This recipe is also great for getting the kids to help too!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword pizza
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Servings 2 12 inch Pizzas
Author Charlotte Singh-Dhanraj


Pizza Dough

  • 2.5 cups Unbleached White All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Raw Honey
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 cup Warm Water
  • 2.5 tsp Quick Rise Instant Yeast


  • 4 cups Pizza Mozzarella (Shredded) Divided between 2 pizzas
  • Pizza Sauce (to taste)


  • Preheat oven to 400° if using convection or 425° conventional oven. Place a pizza stone in oven to preheat.
  • Mix warm water and yeast in the base of your stand mixer until dissolved (or a bowl if you are mixing by hand). Add all of the other ingredients and knead with dough hook on medium speed until a ball forms (or wooden spoon if mixing by hand).
  • Let rest in bowl for 10 minutes .
  • Prepare desired pizza toppings while dough is resting
  • Once dough has rested hand stretch into a 12-14 inch round. Place dough on parchment paper and use a rolling pin to gently stretch to desired size. Do not overwork dough.
  • Use a pizza peel to transfer dough to pizza stone to par bake for 4 minutes.
  • Once par baked remove pizza with peel from oven and top with pizza sauce and desired toppings. Continue steps for additional pizzas. Return to oven and bake for additional 4-5 minutes. Remove from oven to a cutting board cut into slices and enjoy!